Category: Faith R Connors

Family TV: Who put the BAD in Badminton?

A Serious Badminton Tournament by Faith R. Connors, author of Love, Midgie This is the story of how a game of badminton leads to the purchase of a TV set for the Raymond family of Clark’s Hill (Stamford, CT). When other families on Clark’s Hill get TVs, they turn their dining rooms into TV rooms. … Continue reading Family TV: Who put the BAD in Badminton?

Breakfast Rooms and Jelly Glasses

Breakfast Rooms and Jelly Glasses by Faith R. Connors What was served for breakfast in our breakfast room? Most often, it was hot oatmeal served in glass bowls that were patterned like Sandwich glass. I have seen the bowls on eBay and they are not Sandwich glass at all.  Jelly glasses in the 1940s had … Continue reading Breakfast Rooms and Jelly Glasses

Honeysuckle Wall: Wonders of Wonder Bread

Wonders of Wonder Bread by Faith R. Connors Opening my lunch box in Kindergarten (Stamford, CT) was an instant disappointment because I knew it held a snack of two slices of whole wheat bread spread with butter. My friends, Janie, Sandy and Alice, lifted Wonder Bread sandwiches, fluffy and white, from their lunchboxes and quickly … Continue reading Honeysuckle Wall: Wonders of Wonder Bread

Honeysuckle Wall: The Refrigerator

The Refrigerator by Faith Connors During my entire childhood, I am virtually certain I never once opened the refrigerator door. Our refrigerator, small by today’s standards, had enough space for eggs, milk, orange juice and butter. There may have been a hydrator drawer or two for lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers, plus an open shelf at … Continue reading Honeysuckle Wall: The Refrigerator

Honeysuckle Wall: Life was so different then

No strangers to authoring and publishing, Faith Connors and GInny Brinkley realized that one story was yet to be told.  “If our generation doesn’t record these experiences, they will be lost forever,” Faith agreed with Brinkley. Soon, they set about jotting down long forgotten recollections of life In the 40s and 50s. They were recalling … Continue reading Honeysuckle Wall: Life was so different then

The Silhouette’s Secret: kept for 100 years

The Silhouette’s Secret: kept for 100 years The small, oval frame with a glass cover over a yellowing silhouette had hung on Cottrell and Raymond family walls for almost a century. The silhouette was created on September 12, 1916. The subject for the skilled artist was Marie Theresa Cottrell, 11 years old and the daughter … Continue reading The Silhouette’s Secret: kept for 100 years